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WEDNESDAY

Self-described “Cult Snack on the Food Chain of American Scribblers,” Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight—a memoir of drug addiction and TV writing—and the novel Perv—A Love Story, is back with Plainclothes Naked, “a crack-noir yukfest” crime-fiction tale of thievery, murder, blackmail, romance, a sexy rest-home nurse, Drano-laced Lucky Charms, and a photo of the president’s, ahem, testicles. Stahl has been blurb-praised by Benicio Del Toro, James Ellroy, and Nick Tosches; he has been interviewed by Alf and Lydia Lunch; and he writes stuff like “Tina could still smell her dead husband’s garlic breath on their telephone.” Huzzah! Smile, buckle up, and get ready for a blissfully debauched ride, when Stahl appears at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books and Records, 1200 F St. NW. Free. (202) 347-3686. (Jennifer Agresta)